Breakfast Strata

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! 🙂 I am now home with my family in Victoria for our second Christmas. Last year we started the tradition of making a breakfast strata for our Christmas morning, and I must say that although I should be avoiding cheese and bread….I made an exception for this special treat. I will get back to my healthier eating in the new year. 😉 When you look up the meaning of the word “strata” on wikipedia it basically says a layered dish or casserole consisting of bread, eggs and cheese. You can add any other ingredients you fancy to make your strata delicious. Last year we used fresh tomatoes and potatoes, this year it was more like a pizza with the sundried tomatoes and basil. If you have guests over for brunch this dish is sure to be a hit! Everyone in my family loves it. 🙂

Tomato and Basil Strata

Sundried Tomato and Basil Breakfast Strata
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 6
  • 1 Loaf of Sourdough Bread torn into chunks
  • ½ cup of soaked sundried tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup of fresh basil, chopped
  • 6 organic eggs
  • 2 tbs of butter
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees, then lightly toast the bread chunks in a baking dish for 5 minutes.
  2. Grease the baking pan with the olive oil. Put the bread chunks, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and most of the chopped basil in the baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter and salt and pepper. Pour the wet mixture over the bread and other ingredients in the baking pan.
  4. Cover the top with the parmesan cheese and the extra basil, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the strata for 40 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 5 min, serve and enjoy!

Cheesey Strata